Theses and Past Projects

See our Honors for information about writing a thesis!

Senior Honors Theses: Spring 2017

Celine Schmidt

"Breaking through different surfaces: How demographics and discrimination color the birth of community movements."

Advisor: Scott Frickel

Allison Silverman

"Negotiating Neurosurgery: Patient and Provider Narratives of Deep Brain Stimulation."

Advisor: Katherine Mason

Oakley Friedberg

"Exploring a Poetic Model of the Mind: Gertrude Stein’s Science of Perception.”

Advisor: Ada Smailbegović

Adriel Barrios Anderson

“Under the Knife: A phenomenological analysis of the practice of Psychiatric Neurosurgery for Intractable Obsessive Compulsive Disorder"

Advisor: Dr. Nicole McLaughlin

Alexandra Kaye

“Visual Versus Textual Motivators as Health Care Nudges”

Advisor: Professor Beth Zielinski-Habershaw


Here are links to some senior theses and past projects by Science and Society concentrators:

Whose Creative Capital? Providence Charts a Direction for the Future of Its Economy: Who Stands to Gain, and Who Will Be Left Out?
Sophia Li, Science and Society (2012)

More Than Words: Metaphor in the Mind, Brain, and Literature
Liza Weisberg, Science and Society (2012)

Science and the Starving Subject: How Science and Biomedicine Have Portrayed, Sustained, and (Re)produced Malnutrition in Africa
Kelsey Ripp, Human Biology (2012)

"Revisualizing the Menstrual Cycle: Incorporating Social and Biological Factors Into Biological Education"
Cara Smith, Science and Society (2011)

"And There the Heart Remained: A Critical History of Alachua General Hospital in Gainesville, Florida, 1945-2009"
Joy Liu, Science and Society (2011)

"The Objectivization of Medical Diagnosis: The Use of Machine Learning Techniques in Magnetic Resonance Imaging"
Richard Fadok, Science and Society (2011)

"Our Struggle to Overcome AIDS": Science, Politics and the Boundaries of Citizenship in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Patrick Martin-Tuite, Development Studies (2010)

Engineering Modern Egypt: Water and Technology at the Aswan High Dam
Mark Caine, Science and Society (2010)

Making Sense of Race in Medicine: Genetic versus Social Explanations for Breast Cancer Disparities
Vani Kilakkathi, Human Biology (2008) 

Re-looking Undergraduate STEM Education Reform at Brown University
Elizabeth Schibuk, Science and Society (2008)

Prometheseus-9: Implications of Nanotechnology as Perceived by Nano-Scientists

Mara Averick, Science and Society, with Honors (2007)

Science Studies Education
Kara Wentworth, Human Biology: Race and Gender (2005) 

Sequencing the Trellis: The Production of Race in the New Human Genomics

Brady Dunklee, Independent Concentration in "Productions of Biological Knowledge," with Honors (2003)